They lost almost everything when the economy went belly up and now they lived in their car. Stan was getting tired of the situation while Charmaine tried to remain positive although her new working conditions at the Pixel Dust bar, were less than ideal. When Charmaine saw the commercial for the Positron Project, she knew this was their way out.
The Positron Project was a serious commitment and as the couple was put through a screening process and a waiting period, Stan’s brother tried to warn him about the dangers in his future. Charmaine already had made up her mind though.
The project. Who thinks of these things? As I read about this idea, I had to wonder about this author and how she came up with this idea. Then, I thought about the individuals who had signed up for this type of society, freely without any pressure. Life on the outside must have been pretty miserable for them. Did they really know what lies ahead for their future?
The project runs on a monthly cycle. One month an individual or a couple would live in a house and they would be treated as civilians. At the end of the month, they would go to their lockers and change their clothes. Putting on their prisoner apparel, they would now become prisoners for a month and live in another section of the project. This same exchange would occur with individuals who were prisoners last month, only they would now be putting on civilian clothes and they now would be living in the houses that the civilians just left. It’s an exchange program. The same people live in the same house only in different times, cleaning up after themselves before they leave. These individuals are to never, ever see who they share their houses with.
If you think about the tone within the project, things have to be running pretty smoothly. As a resident, you experience both ends of the spectrum.
For Charmaine and Stan, they were enjoying the project. Life seemed easier, they both had jobs and knew what was expected of them but of course, they hit a bump as Stan makes a discovery. The novel got pretty interesting then as it was one twist after another until I wasn’t sure what the heck was happening. There’s this master plan, I know there had to be, but who was in charge and what was the purpose?
I felt like an investigator, leaping around, keeping track of all the dirt I was uncovering. By the time the whole plan was ironed out, I was shaking my head. I felt like I had been bounced around in a pinball machine during that second half of the novel. That was crazy. I liked parts of it as I felt it was very creative and interesting and there were other parts that I thought were confusing and rushed.
It is after I have finished this novel that I am told that this is part of a series, I don’t know if I will read the others in the series. I’ll need to read the synopsis but I think I should have read the first book to help me understand this book better.